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One of the main “hands on” materials in the unit is the character chart. This character chart outlines traits which a character should reveal if his or her character is to be real. lesson plan within the unit which deals with several of the uses this chart can have in stimulating creative writing, character understanding, class interrelationship and self knowledge of the student. It is a fun activity and the chart is something you can just take away with you.
(Recommended for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Language Arts)
American Short Stories Elements